The Autumn Olive Removal will be on October 20th at the DeYoung Natural Area. There will be two shifts, one from 10am-noon and the second from 4pm-6pm. The purpose of this event is to remove the invasive shrub Autumn Olive from the DeYoung Natural Area to allow native plants to grow in its place. The parking and meeting place for the removal will be in the open field (in front of a large barn) adjacent to the DeYoung Farmhouse. There will be a sign directing you where to go (West of 633, across the street from the DeYoung trailhead parking lot). At the beginning of the removal, we will briefly go over Autumn Olive identification, why we are removing it, the process of manual and chemical removal, and safety. After the introduction, we will walk West along the Farmstead Trail segment to an open field containing scattered Autumn Olive shrubs. It is recommended for volunteers to bring water, snacks, work gloves, protective eyewear, hearing protection, closed-toe shoes, long-sleeve shirts, long pants, and sunscreen. If you do not have earplugs, safety glasses, and/or work gloves, they will also be provided.
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